Best Tennis Community of the Year - Longboat Key Club
Floridians who love tennis are likely to know about the superlative Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club situated in Sarasota. According to Tennis Resorts Online, one player commented, “From the minute you walk in, tennis is in the air. All the courts were in play and everyone was having fun! Beautiful place.” There are 38 overall five star reviews about the Longboat tennis facility on their website.
Longboat Key Club is the #1 ranked tennis facility on the west coast of Florida. Repeatedly named a Top Tennis Resort in the US, this oceanfront gated community is home to a $4.5 million dollar tennis facility with 20 Har-Tru courts, a USTA-certified stadium court, clubhouse and a hi-tech infrastructure. The state-of-the-art hydro-grid system keeps the courts in tip top condition throughout the day.
Members and guests can join a league, sign up for a tennis clinic or private lessons from one of the pro tennis staff. The Tennis Gardens has it all including a tennis shop to find a cute little outfit and Court 21 Cafe serving up healthy smoothies. The resort’s 9,000 square foot full service Island House Spa adjacent to the center is available to help players relax sore muscles and wind down. What could be better after a day on the court? The spa offers massages and 50 specialized spa treatments.
The Tennis Gardens is home to celebrity matches, tennis social events, wine tastings, round robin tournaments, and tennis camps. Longboat Key Club is known for The Sarasota Open which takes place annually in April. This Southwest Florida event attracts the top tennis names on the ATP Tour. This year, the tournament will be enhanced by the high-end Paragon Art Festival along with music and live entertainment during the exhibition. Tennis membership dues are reasonable and provides access to all resort amenities with limited golf.
Like many other resort-oriented communities, after a vacation stay or two, guests end up becoming property owners at Longboat Key Club. Amenities include two championship golf courses, two clubhouses, two resort-style swimming pools, fitness center, 29 slip deep water marina and miles of white sandy beaches. Whether you’re a pro who desires to live in a tennis community or would like to learn the game during retirement, Longboat Key Club is tennis lover’s paradise catching our attention.
Longboat Key Club is Real Estate Scorecard's 2014 Bliss Award winner for Best Tennis Community of the Year.